Curiosity Mission Updates
Sols 2429-2430: A "No-Touch-And-Go"Written by Brittney Cooper on 06.06.2019
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity acquired this image using its Right Navigation Cameras (Navcams) on Sol 2427 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The original plan for Sol 2429 involved a "touch-and-go" where the rover would have engaged in contact science (that's the "touch" portion) followed by a drive (the "go" portion), but through discussion the instrument leads determined tactically that they were satisfied with the contact science already acquired at this location. Thus, we planned a "no-touch-and-go," and were able to take the time planned for contact science and use it to extend the length of a remote sensing science block before the drive.
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